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Prayer September 15, 2017

Prayer for Catechists

Celebrate Catechetical Sunday (Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017) with this prayer for catechists.

O God, our Heavenly Father, you have
     given us the gift of these catechists to be
     heralds of the Gospel to our parish family.

We lift them up to you in thanksgiving
     and intercede for them concerning their
     hopes and needs.

May we be attentive to the presence
     of your Word in them, a Word that lifts up
     and affirms, calls forth and challenges, is
     compassionate and consoles.

We pray that our parish family will always
     be blessed with those who have responded to
     the call to share in Christ’s prophetic mission
     as catechists.

May we too be open to the
     universal call to service that Christ addresses
     to all of his disciples, contributing our gifts to
     the communion of faith, the Church.

We ask this in Jesus’ name.


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Image credit:  Prayer for Catechists Aaron Burden